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Samuel Pole Phillips

Date: 11 March 1819
Place: Culham, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1839 to WA on Montreal
Son of John, gentleman, and Ann Frances Shawe
Marriage and Family
Married 29 April 1847, St George’s Church, Perth to Sophia Roe (born 25 December 1829 and died 6 October 1902), daughter of John Septimus, Surveyor-General, and Matilda
Children: seven sons and five daughters

Father of Samuel James Philips
Date: 13 June 1901
Place: Culham, Toodyay, Western Australia
Cemetery: Culham Cemetery, Toodyay, WA
Church of England
Educated Winchester
Trained for Ministry
Employment History
Partner with Edward Hamersley snr breeding horses at Culham, Toodyay
Also owned Bolgart and Baylup
Partner in cattle company, Hamersley, Vigors & Coor Irwin
Local Government Service
Toodyay Road Board member 1872–1873
Chairman 1873–78 and 1881–1883
Date Elected
June 1857
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Samuel Phillips
Year Retired/Resigned
Non-official Nominated
Parliamentary Service
  • Non-official Nominated MLC June (Acting from March ) 1857–1867; 4 May 1868–August 1870 (Eastern Districts); 22 November 1870–29 July 1872
Justice of the Peace, 1840
Secretary Toodyay Agricultural Society 1861
Member Toodyay Board of Education 1861–1871

1865 saved lives from drowning, Glenelg, SA and received medal of Royal Humane Society
1879–1880 to England
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 21.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records Pages. Accessed 10 June 2015.
Further Information
Rica Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Rica Erickson, Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay, 1974.
Rica Erickson, 'Phillips, Samuel Pole (1819–1901)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessed online 11 January 2016.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 41 (portrait)
WA Bulletin, 4 February 1888.
Western Mail, 22 June 1901.
Wilson, J. Graham. Western Australia's centenary 1829-1929 : first century's progress with antecedent records 1527-1828, p. 283 (portrait)